Scenic Routes + Byways

Go By Car

It’s so scenic in our part of the world that even our highways and byways are beautiful. The 68-mile Trees to Sea Scenic Byway begins in Banks and heads down Hwy 6 through the Tillamook State Forest before connecting to US Hwy 101 and Hwy 131, ending at the Cape Meares Lighthouse. This route combines an abundance of local agriculture and forestry with a broad spectrum of intrinsic qualities ranging from the depths of the forests to the Tillamook Bay watershed.

Three Capes Scenic Route

For the most breathtaking views of the Tillamook Coast, you can’t beat the Three Capes Scenic Route. This 40-mile jaunt begins in downtown Tillamook, revealing some of the most majestic natural landscapes the Oregon Coast has to offer. Follow the signage west of Tillamook, angling around Tillamook Bay and Bay Ocean Spit to Cape Meares and eventually winding toward Cape Lookout where you’re in a prime position to see the entire Tillamook coastline and Netarts Bay. Finally the Route will take travelers through the Sandlake dunes into Pacific City ending at one of the most photographed spots on the Oregon Coast: Cape Kiwanda. Pause here and enjoy the views of Haystack Rock.

scenic sunrise road curve
scenic cloudy coast road

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What are the three Capes you can see from Three Capes Scenic Route?

    By following the Three Capes Scenic Route you will be treated to views of Cape Meares, Cape Lookout and Cape Kiwanda as well as Netarts Bay, the Three Arch Rocks and Haystack Rock.

  • Are there places to pull off and view the ocean from the Three Capes Scenic Route?

    There are several State Parks and pull outs that can be utilized to enjoy the view. Some of the best views are at Cape Meares Scenic Viewpoint and Cape Lookout State Park. A drive into Oceanside is also well worth the view.